Women’s Lacrosse Prepares For America East Action Against Wagner on Tuesday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse has one more game before opening its rigorous America East schedule, as the Retrievers welcome Wagner to the UMBC Stadium at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Live action is available free of charge courtesy of the America East digital network at UMBCRetriever.tv.
UMBC (4-4) has won four of its last six games, including its second straight victory with Saturday's win against Temple, 11-9. Three different Retrievers posted hat tricks in the affair, in addition to a five-assist effort from rookie Jennie Milligan.
Junior Alyssa Semones and senior Kristen Bilney each posted four points in the victory against the Owls. Bilney has registered a hat trick in each of the last three games and has four in her six appearances on the season. Semones ranks second on the team in goals (12) and points (16), while also adding team-bests in ground balls (18) and draw controls (14). Junior Abby Wilson leads the squad with 18 points on 10 goals and a squad-best eight assists. The attacker has placed 21 of her 24 shots on goal.
Red-shirt sophomore goalkeeper Anna Barnett has made all eight starts on the season and has seen a majority of the action in net. Barnett has 43 saves on the season and is allowing 8.86 goals per game.
Wagner (3-4) has dropped two of three thus far on its five game road trip. In their latest matchup, the Seahawks fell at Jacksonville, 13-8, to conclude their spring break trip to Florida. Sophomore Kimmy Tumolo tallied a pair of scores to lead the Seahawks against the Dolphins, while six other Wagner players were able to register a goal in the contest. Tumolo is tied for second on the team in goals scored (11) and second in points (14).
Sophomore Shea Gegan leads the squad with 12 goals, six assists, 18 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers. The midfielder has also chipped in 18 ground balls. Sophomore midfielder Gretchen Fay has a team-best 20 ground balls and has added 11 caused turnovers and nine draw controls. Goalkeepers Shannon Sweeney and Katie Ferraro have each seen action in net for the Seahawks. Sweeney is allowing 10.2 goals per game, while Ferraro has registered 33 saves.
UMBC is a perfect 10-0 all-time against Wagner. After a 10-year hiatus, the Retrievers defeated the Seahawks, 16-3, on March 18 of last season. UMBC was victorious against Wagner eight times while it was a part of the Northeast Conference from 1998-2003, including two wins in the NEC Tournament.